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Fike's Curtis Bullock is taken down by Beddingfield defenders, including Braxton Wiley (25) during a Sept. 13, 2019 game at Fike. The NCHSAA has extended its COVID-19 dead period two weeks to June 15, at which time conditioning activities could potentially resume. However, the start of football season remains up in the air.

NCHSAA extends dead period 2 weeks, football season still up in the air

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association tacked on at least an additional two weeks to its ongoing COVID-19 dead period Tuesday and offered the opportunity for a return to athletic …
Fike senior Chad Bean, throwing during the season opener March 2 against Southern Wayne, went 20-3 in a little more than two seasons in his Fike varsity career. Bean has signed with Brunswick Community College.

Fike’s Bean bound for Brunswick CC

COVID-19 pandemic or not, Chad Bean had already etched his name in Fike High baseball history by the time his senior season ended after just five games. But while Bean had been Golden Demons ace …
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End of dead period still in sight, but a long way to go

It may be just a start. But at the least, the wheels are starting to turn as it relates to a potential return of high school sports in the fall. Originally planning to let its COVID-19 dead …

Barton baseball camps dates pushed back

The dates for Barton College’s youth baseball camps have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both camps are for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade. Softball players are …
In this photo that appeared in the May 27, 2006, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, C.B. Aycock senior Brittani Edgerton and head coach David West celebrate after Aycock’s Shelley Lancaster smacked a grand slam during the second inning of the NCHSAA 3-A third-round playoff game against Fike. The Lady Falcons won 11-1.

Lady Falcons wallop Fike to advance to 3-A final four

PIKEVILLE — Junior shortstop Shelley Lancaster ended a prolonged slump by blasting a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning, triggering an 11-1 win over Fike in the third round of the …
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Mundy named Big South scholar athlete of year

Hunter Mundy turns a double play in the 2015 championship game against Forbush. The Vikings claimed the title in 2015 and 2016. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
RADFORD, Va. — Hunter Mundy, senior infielder for the Radford Highlanders and former standout for the South Granville Lady Vikings softball program, has been named the Big South Conference Softball …
Katerina Pendergrass grapples with her brother Danil in an exhibition match in January. Pendergrass earned Northern Carolina All-Conference honors in the 106-pound weight class. She also has over 100 career wins for South Granville. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

PINNING SUCCESS: Pendergrass leads as 4-sport athlete

CREEDMOOR — Katerina “Kat” Pendergrass has been one of the most prominent female athletes at South Granville High School over the last four years. She is at home on the golf course and …
Sammy Carden, a Creedmoor native, has earned the North Carolina Commissioner's Choice Award for the 2019-20 academic year. The award is presented when merited for extraordinary service to the state’s high school athletic program as selected by the Commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

Granville-born concessionaire awarded by sports group

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association presented a Commissioner’s Choice Award for the 2019-2020 academic year to Granville County native Sammy Carden, from Durham …
Brady Smith prepares to blast a single on the change-up pitch in the extra inning win over Kerr-Vance Academy on March 11. Smith and the Granville Central Panthers were off to a 4-1 start when the season was suspended. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

‘BUCKLE YOUR CHINSTRAP’: Away from the plate, senior Panther steps up

STEM — Granville Central’s baseball team was off to a good start (4-1), which outspoken senior leader Brady Smith said makes the sudden end of the season all the more bitter. “It …
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Virtual NFL Draft had funny moments, odd picks

We finally have some sports to talk about after the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The event was done virtually with everyone announcing their picks via video chat. There were some big moments …
Lauren Montren's all around performance led her to the North Central 1A player of the year award in 2018. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file photo

Montren garners honors at university

DANVILLE, Va. — Former Firebird volleyball player Lauren Montren was named Averett University female freshman athlete of the year at the school’s Night of Champions on April 20. Montren, a …
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Spring sports to end: NCHSAA cancels athletics for rest of school year

Naomi Campbell flicks the ball ahead from the wing. Campbell had scored seven goals this season for the Lady Vikings. Campbell will play soccer for Western Carolina after graduation. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
WAKE FOREST - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday at public schools would be closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Following that statement, …
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How the coronavirus killed the XFL season

The Xtreme Football League announced April 10 that it had suspended operations and laid off all of its workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This spelled out the end of the spring football …
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